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Watch: How Soviet Cinema Gave the Movie Camera its Eyes

Title: Watch: How Soviet Cinema Gave the Movie Camera its Eyes

Film school in video essay form. [Editor’s Note: The following introduction was written by Max Winter.] When Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables came out in the mid-1980s, the scene film buffs focused on took place in Union Station, Chicago, in which a brutal shootout between Al Capone’s mob and the FBI takes place as a baby carriage slowly bumpity-bumps down the staircase, only to be caught in the end. It’s a great piece of filmmaking—probably one of De Palma’s best—but it is also directly lifted from one of the most famous scenes…

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